Kickstart Scheme Expression of Interest

You can use the form below to tell us if you're interested in hosting a Kickstart placement.

The Kickstart Scheme (external link) provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds. Employers can apply to host a Kickstart placement for up to 25 hours per week for up to 6 months.

Due to the high level of demand from local employers, long lead-in times and delays with DWP approval, the earliest we can currently accommodate requests for job placements is June. If you are looking to recruit sooner than this, you may wish to consider an alternative gateway organisation (external link) or applying directly (external link).

If you have any further questions, you can email kickstart@wigan.gov.uk or call 01942 489190.

  • By submitting this expression of interest, I confirm that I am consenting to Wigan Council contacting me with further details about the Kickstart Scheme. I am also consenting to Wigan Council sharing the details submitted with Job Centre Plus (JCP). Please note that submission of this expression of interest form does not constitute approval from Wigan Council or their willingness to support your request to host a Kickstart placement. Employers will be asked to submit a more detailed application before a decision will be made on approving a placement request.
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